Paris is known for its art and French flair for fashion, well known designers, for culture, architecture and for the excellent French cuisine – the city is known for being romantic and is always worth a visit. Stroll from your apartment or villa in Ile-de-France down the Champs-Élysées boulevard to admire the fascinating Arc de Triomphe and to of course visit the most famous site in France, the Eiffel Tower. For an atmospheric evening of entertainment book your seats at 'Moulin Rouge' in Montmartre, where you will enjoy the show and watch the talented dancers.
Favourite Destinations (Paris / Ile-de-France)
Ile de France accommodation – perfect for a family holiday to Disneyland
Especially for families with smaller children, self catering Ile de France accommodation is a good way to spend your holidays. A treat for Disney fans and something that families with children will always love is a visit to the wonderful Disneyland Paris, where you can experience the magical feel and meet the Disney characters from your childhood. Stars such as Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Snow White and Peter Pan which have all touched the hearts of visitors will be there to greet you, and this will also be an exciting trip for the younger guests who will experience the magical world of Disney for the first time. If you're in search of some more from Disneyland, why not consider booking a holiday rental property in Orlando, Florida to see more of Mickey and his friends?
Discover the history of Paris during your stay in holiday rentals
The famous towns of Versailles and Saint Denis are also worth visiting during your stay in Paris villas. The garrison town of Versailles is well known to tourists and is one of the most important cities in France. The absolute highlight of your stay in a holiday home or villa in Ile-de-France is the magnificent Palace of Versailles, where the famous Sun King Louis XIV lived in the 17th Century. Saint Denis is found to the north of Paris located in the suburbs. The city has a special atmosphere and is considered to be the centre of Islam in France. A beautiful site to visit in the city is the former abbey church of Saint Denis, which was dedicated to the patron saint of Paris. Today it is known as a very beautiful piece of Gothic architecture.
Parisian shopping spree
Apart from the gorgeous couture lined boulevards where for most window shopping is really the only option and you’re too scared to touch anything in fear of damaging it, the places to go shopping for the wonderful yet affordable gems are where the locals shop and you can capture some of that effortless French style. Visit the North Marais for some fabulous clothes or rue du Chateau d´Eau in the 10th arrondissement for the best accessories to go with those fabulous new outfits and some exquisite home goods. However, if you’re more in the mood for some old-fashioned ambience then the best place to go to is the covered passages in Paris. They date back all the way to the 19th century and were home to the city´s first malls, underneath the stunning vaulted ceilings of glass and wrought iron you can find some of the most unusual things. From antique book dealers to quirky toy shops and much more.
Treats from Paris
The places to eat that are all the rage currently with the locals are laid – back little bistros, here you wont just be able to taste the food Paris has to offer at its best but you’ll also be able to experience some true local culture and what it would be like to live in one of the worlds most romantic city. But don’t fill yourself up just yet, apart from the gorgeous flaky golden croissants that you can devour any number of for breakfast there are many more fabulous sweet treats on offer in Paris. Visit one of the many different patisseries or even better take a tour of all the patisseries in Paris, sample all the exquisite things they have to offer and don’t forget to try some mouth wateringly delicious macaroons.
Little Sri Lanka
This is one place not to miss out on, find yourself transported into a completely different world when you visit Little Sri Lanka. Here you’ll find the streets lined with women wearing bright saris, vibrant shops selling everything from silk to spices, heavenly Indian restaurants and most importantly the Sri Lankan and South Indian culture transported all the way to Paris. Wonder through its crazy but in an amazingly great way streets and listen to the Bollywood music coming from all corners, smell the aroma of the fresh spices that tantalise your taste buds and most definitely don’t leave without trying a chai tea and samosa.